Help Yourself to a Blue Banana: Awakening Your Eyes to Art, Design and Visual Living

Michael Adams

Published by Behind the Scenes Books, 2008
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Synopsis: Presents a new look at art and design . . . and shows us how to do it. In this brightly written work, designer Michael Adams describes the building blocks that anchor visual expression. Nine chapters reveal the secrets (called lessons of light) that bring emotional meaning to visual experience. At the same time, a new way of life, named visual living, is illuminated, with dozens of examples of how the visible world changes when we enthusiastically embrace it. This is art and design made easy, even for people who rarely read books. Unfolding in a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide, this is a refreshing adventure into art and design. It brings a reborn appreciation for visual expression to anyone with an open mind to welcome it. Whether it's art we find in the best museums, designs for a garden or a family scrapbook, advertising graphics, your own photographs or fashions, classic architecture, even a romantic tattoo . . . they're all part of visual reality. Based on the author's university lectures, Blue Banana is written carefully for easy comprehension. As a bonus, the wisdom of more than thirty of history's most famous artists fills these pages. Unique references to their work and philosophies are expanded with examples taken from Adams' own international design career. Many readers undergo a change in perception as the last page is turned. It might mean more confidence visiting a museum, better fashion judgment or even knowing what to say when children show off their art. This book makes art and design much easier to understand and, surprisingly, it also makes art and design much easier to actually do. This is the bachelor of ART degree you never got, all in a wonderful new art book that you will genuinely enjoy.

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Publisher: Behind the Scenes Books
Publication Date: 2008
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